Hav­ing a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to age­ing has been linked to fewer health prob­lems in later years,

Men's Health (Singapore) - - HEALTH BULLETIN -

says re­searchers from Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin. The Ir­ish Lon­gi­tu­di­nal Study on Age­ing fol­lowed adults over sev­eral years, and found that those with neg­a­tive at­ti­tudes to­wards age­ing walked more slowly, be­sides hav­ing more cog­ni­tion prob­lems than the pos­i­tive ones. The lat­ter, de­spite lim­ited phys­i­cal ca­pa­bil­i­ties, were still more likely to be in con­trol of their men­tal fa­cil­i­ties.

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